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Myrrh is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Myrrh

Myrrh in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Myrrh in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "if a person places his mouth over the patient's ear and repeat this verse three times, undoubtedly the patient will arise immediately: Gaspar bears the myrrh, Melichor the frankincense…"
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 178
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 178.
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Synonymns for Myrrh

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Myrrh

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Myrrh in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


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Anna K Jäger, Seemole P Mohoto, Fanie R van Heerden, Alvaro M Viljoen
Activity of a traditional South African epilepsy remedy in the GABA-benzodiazepine receptor assay.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2005, 96(3);603-6
[PubMed:15619585] [] [DOI] (P p)



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